Dec22 Roewade

Sarah, a practicing Catholic, registered nurse and mother of four, got pregnant during her freshman year at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She made an appointment at Planned Parenthood for an abortion, then never showed up. “I chose to have the baby, who is my almost 16-year-old daughter,” says Sarah, who insisted on anonymity to protect her children’s privacy.

It’s the kind of story that anti-abortion protesters like to put on posters, but Sarah is no poster child. “If I’d had the abortion, my life would have probably been great also,” she says. “It was just the choice I made in that moment.”


Ali Muldrow (photo by Nikki Hansen)


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